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News, 8/24/2017

Ilkka Saarinen’s appointment extended, and Barbados to get a new Ambassador

In its plenary session on 24 August, the Government decided to extend the appointment of Ilkka Saarinen as Deputy Director General of the Department for External Economic Relations in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The Government also submitted a proposal to the President of the Republic concerning the authorisation of a new Ambassador to Barbados.

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The Government decided to extend the appointment of Commercial Counsellor Ilkka Saarinen as Deputy Director General of the Department for External Economic Relations in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs for the period from 1 September 2017 to 31 August 2019.

Saarinen has served as Deputy Director General of the Department for External Economic Relations since 2013. He joined the Foreign Ministry in 2003.

In addition, the Government decided to propose that the President of the Republic authorise Counsellor for Foreign Affairs Jukka Pietikäinen, Roving Ambassador based at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, to represent Finland also in Barbados.

Inquiries: Pirjo Tulokas, Deputy Director General for Personnel, tel. + 358 029 5351413

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